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Dec 6, 2012 6:00am PST
ohio representative leave lateret, but he is speaking out this morning on fiscal cliff negotiations. he tells cnn he is starting to see more and more republicans coming around to the idea of raising taxes on the top 2%. there is a letter that acknowledges that there is just so much that individual members can do at this point. after the election, we saw more than 65 petitions pop up on a white house webpage people asking that their state succeed from the union. puerto rico may be going the other direction. the majority of voters want in. some officials say the two-part question on the ballot was confusing and unclear, and not an indication that people there want to be a part of the united states, but others say the change is definitely coming. we're back after the break. come with us. ♪ every day presents another exciting issue. from financial regulation, iran getting a nuclear bomb, civil war in syria, fraud on wall street, destruction of medicare and medicaid. there are real issues here. having been a governor, i know that trade-offs are tough. things everyday exploding around the world that leave no shortage for exciting conversations. i want our viewe
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Dec 5, 2012 6:00am PST
. >> stephanie: like you. you know, as we're approaching this fiscal cliff thing obviously everybody's talking about oh we've gotta cut the entitlements like medicare. you've been pointing out something for awhile that we don't have a medicare problem. we have a healthcare cost problem. explain please, healthcare geek. >> this is one of the things people should really pay attention to because the healthcare crisis in this country gets so complicate and convoluted that people tune it out and then the republicans have this incredible opportunity to swoop in and make stuff up. we don't have a medicare problem. we have a healthcare cost problem. there is no competition in the healthcare market place right now. >> stephanie: right. >> okay. and people make money in the healthcare industry when prices go up. >> right. >> corporations make money when prices go up. we're talking about medical device manufacturers, drug companies, health insurance companies, they all make money the higher the prices are. they have no incentive to work for the public good. their incent sieve to make money for shareholde
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Dec 11, 2012 9:00am PST
avoiding the fiscal cliff. only 18% of people say they still want each side to dig in their heels and stand on principle. both asking each other could you be more specific? aids say the president wanted boehner to offer up more issues on the tax revenue, and boehner wants the president to be more particularly about spending cuts. states have until this friday to tell the federal government whether they want to set up their own insurance exchanges or do it themselves. the government has given conditional approval to six tait -- states who want to do it themselves. six want a state and federal partnership, and six haven't said anything at all. tennessee is the latest to say it won't set up an online marketplace bringing the total to 21. republican governor said he is not a fan of the care act but he is one of several republicans who just did nothing until now, hoping the law would be overturned. we're back after the break. >> she gets the comedians laughing... >> that's hilarious! >> ...and the thinkers thinking. >> okay, so there's wiggle-room in the ten commandments is what you're tel
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Dec 13, 2012 9:00am PST
and house speaker john boehner to come to some sort of deal to avert the fiscal cliff it is keeping busy with other business. it is passing the no fly act to allow them to determine which luggage will be rescreened. most bags with checked a second time and that leads to a lot of people missing their flights. we're back after the break. you know who's coming on to me now? you know the kind of guys who do like verse mortgage commercials? those types are coming on to me all the time now. >> she gets the comedians laughing... >> that's hilarious! >> ...and the thinkers thinking. >> okay, so there's wiggle-room in the ten commandments is what you're telling me. >> you would rather deal with ahmadinejad then me. >> absolutely! >> and so would mitt romeny. >> she's joy behar. >> and the best part is that current will let me say anything. what the hell were they thinking? >> only on current tv. [ singing christmas carols in background ] aunt sally's singing again. it's a tradition honey. [ singing christmas carols ] mmmm. [ female announcer ] make new traditions with pillsbury grands! cinna
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Dec 7, 2012 9:00am PST
rachel madow about the potus going on vacation while the country is in the middle of the fiscal cliff -- he is saying it was huberous -- >> stephanie: because no president in the history of the republicans has ever gone on vacation. >> oh no. he has just come through a campaign and i haven't heard of him taking the 15 vacations that w took and everything -- it's just unbelievable that he could actually bring that out -- >> stephanie: that was different. >> caller: it's like there is nothing he can do. the ball is in the republican's court now. >> stephanie: that's right. but george bush was clearing brush, and he was working hard. >> it's hard work. now watch this. [ mocking laughter ] >> stephanie: i always felt bad for the secret service agents who's job was to put brush down -- >> here we go. >> stephanie: forty-five minutes after the hour -- [overlapping speakers] >> stephanie: no you have the wrong kind of brush in here. >> stephanie: forty-five minutes after the hour right back on the "stephanie miller show." >> announcer: dammit jim, you made me snarf on my keyboard again. it's the "stephanie miller show." ♪ >> wow! i've never seen anything like this. >> when disaster strikes sometimes the only way out is to look within. current tv digs d
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Dec 10, 2012 6:00am PST
] >> stephanie: now rude, speaking of our body of government now what with this fiscal cliff thing? do you sense how this is going to play out at all? >> no. >> stephanie: okay good, thanks for calling. >> every time you think something is going to happen, somebody else comes out and says no no, no, we're not going to raise are the medicare age even though there were signs that was going to happen. klein wrote about that recently. now democrats came out this weekend. dick durbin and others saying we're not going to raise the medicare age. >> stephanie: i think that's a bad idea. there is a lot of unintended stuff that's going to happen from that which is not -- it just defeats the purpose. >> totally. not only that but it is in its own way, in sort of the language that republicans use, it is raising rates on seniors because people 65 to 67 are going to have to go to the private market and get insurance. now sure, the government may not be paying for it. but -- so it might cut the cost. >> stephanie: they're going to raise the rates because those will be the youngest, healthiest people in medicare. >> it will raise the rates for them and people that should be on medicare will be detail end of the time -- their time on private insurance when rates would be the h
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Dec 12, 2012 9:00am PST
hour to tell us about the fiscal cliff clayen. jacki schechner healthcare geek. i ahead an article on the hill, we should warn the cockles -- leave medicaid out of the talks. liberals are pressing to take medicate off the table in deficit reduction talks. you talked about this in our last jacki's healthcare corner. >> the medicaid expansion is interesting because part of the way that we're going to get everybody covered is expanding medicaid up to 133% of poverty. that's part of the affordable care act. and the president and the administration are being very strong right now about insisting that states have to follow the law to a t and not be able to implement it incrementally or partially. so not only leave it out of the talk but the administration is holding firm right now and insisting that this medicaid expansion either take place in its entirety or not at all. >> stephanie: i wound up the healthcare bot. >> sorry. [ laughter ] >> stephanie: very good. love you. now here she is putting on her little news hat in the current news center. >> good morning. we'll do some other stuff
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